So I know that Spider-Man is a 'no kill' hero, and in Spider-Man: Homecoming, Peter is really freaked by instant kill mode.

In Avengers: Infinity War, Maw is shown to die after Peter comes up with a plan to space him. Within only the MCU, does this count as Peter's first kill?

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    First kill ever like in comics, and other movies, or this particular MCU Peter's first kill?
    – Möoz
    May 31, 2018 at 4:17
  • Its quite arguable that peter actually killed him I mean sure he made the plan to fling him into space (not necessarily lethal to an alien mind), but ironman ultimately carried it out and space ultimately killed him. a bunch of 'no kill' superheros also seem to have werid exceptions for aliens (batman springs to mind)
    – Ummdustry
    May 31, 2018 at 6:05
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    @Ummdustry I think the one with the strongest no kill philosophy (in regards with almost no exceptions) was always superman (except in the latest film incarnation). All others had QUITE a lot of excuses and exceptions.
    – Thomas
    May 31, 2018 at 6:35
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    @Edlothiad that's like saying "guns don't kill people, blood loss kills people" or "I didn't kill [person I was strangling], oxygen deficiency killed them." May 31, 2018 at 13:52
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    @ArcanistLupus My mistake, Spider-Man didn't pull any triggers to kill Maw. It was Iron Man who blew the hole. So I guess it was Iron Man not the vacuum, either way.
    – Edlothiad
    May 31, 2018 at 13:54

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Ebony Maw is killed by Iron Man as we can see in the below clip and so should be counted as Iron Man's kill.

Whilst some will speculate that because it was Peter's plan it is his kill that doesn't make much sense. That argument usually falls to the leader takes ownership of the kills people under his command does rather than it was their plan so their kill. And in this case Peter is not the leader of Tony.

In Avengers: Endgame during the final battle

we actually see Spider-Man activate instant kill mode and so those could be counted as his first kills.


Peter came with the plan, but I would wager that Maw was killed by Tony, and not Peter.

After all those were Tony's missiles that blew a hole in the ship.

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